Music Protest Cubase Tips Rapid Arrangement TUTORIAL

By | February 14, 2022

Music Protest Cubase Tips Rapid Arrangement TUTORIAL

Music Protest Cubase Tips Rapid Arrangement TUTORIAL

If you’d like to have more flexibility when working (and re-working) your music productions, this course about Cubase’s Arranger Track will dramatically improve your workflow. The arranger track is a paradigm-shifting approach to composing music. This tool allows you to create song sections (verse, chorus, drop, breakdown, etc.) and then plug them all together into a final production. Plus, you can easily create an unlimited number of different final productions – to try out ideas as you go!

The implications of Cubase’s arranger track are massive. As producers, we often have musical ideas that we want to use and reuse. The old workflow meant copying and pasting… until now.

In the real world, the arranger track makes it MUCH easier to:

  • Position transition fx
  • Reuse chord progressions
  • Reuse automation
  • Write and manage multi-part MIDI harmonies

If you’re a fan of Ableton Live’s session view and scenes for live performance, then you should check out the Arranger Track. You can even use arranger track to perform live (exactly like Ableton Scenes). You can even bind them to keyboard commands and trigger your multitrack Cubase arrangement remotely on stage.

Not sure what the perfect arrangement of you track would be? How many choruses should we have? What will this bridge sound like in different keys? With the Arranger Track, you simply build your section and “Flatten” out as many projects as your heart desires. This is a powerful ally in the search for the perfect arrangement!

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Hopefully, now you can see how the arranger track should be part of any professional workflow in Cubase. Now, I’ll encourage you to complete a class project – following the steps below and sharing your track!

  • First, create a new project (or download and use the “Arranger” file to get a quick start
  • Next, create some simple real world arrangement events (verse, chorus, bridge, etc.)
  • Finally, create some arrangements using the arranger editor (try flattening out multiple arrangements just to see how easy it is!)

For “extra credit” – try the following additional features:

  • Add automation or chord tracks to your arranger events.
  • Explore jump mode
  • Try the live performance features (similar to Ableton scenes)

Don’t forget to share your music here! Using the arranger track should become a common part of your Cubase workflow and exporting multiple versions of an arrangement is one of the perks of this kind of workflow! If you have any questions, please message me directly or post in the discussion board (which is publicly visible). I look forward to hearing what you create! Thanks for taking my course 🙂


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